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‘My blue hour walk in old Prilep’


The centre of Prilep is actually the old Turkish bazaar. In the summer months it is quite lively in the evenings. See WS.

However, it is very small and apart from the many shops the main attractions are the ruins of the Charshi (Čarši) Mosque and the surviving Ottoman clock tower.

My main picture shows the remains of the Charshi (Čarši) Mosque that was built in 1475.
The building no longer has a roof and it’s mainly the minaret that is the eye-catcher.
The minaret has a height of 25 meters and is decorated with two balconies that encircle it completely.

In the WS you find the old clock tower that is sloping.
It was built in 1858 in the centre of the Old Bazaar on the site of an older wooden clock tower, which burned in a fire that was suffering the bazaar in 1854. The total height of the clock tower is 38,76 m. and it has an inclination of 114, 4 cm.

In Prilep I stayed in a small but good hotel. It was run by two ladies.
One of them spoke English and wanted to do really everything to make my stay as pleasant as possible.
The other was just the opposite and kept looking at me with a face that said 'Are you checking out soon?'

As said before, this was the city where I found the best restaurant in Macedonia. Actually the food was good everywhere in the country.


Since I don't have a single photo this year that is suitable for sending New Year's greetings, I'll just continue in my series about North Macedonia.
Nevertheless, on this day I would like to wish everyone on TE and their families and friends all the best for the new year: good health, happiness, peace and friendship.
ALL THE BEST IN 2022 !

BTW, three photos in the WS.

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6799 W: 24 N: 16063] (62920)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2018-07-22
  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-12-30 23:48
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